Fastest premium Woocommerce themes  💥
Premium themes represent the best of the best, which is why they are not free, though some do offer free versions. To qualify for this selection, themes must not only be premium in quality but also demonstrate exceptionally fast loading times in browsers. Below, you will find "The Best of the Best" in this category.
These fast themes are so popular that they have been sold hundreds of thousands of times.
The fastest premium Woocommerce themes (top 8)
Astra Pro is a leading theme in this area. It has consistently improved with every update, and I've noticed a significant increase in its sales over recent years. This is hardly surprising, as Astra Pro offers everything needed to build stunning websites and online shops. A key strength of Astra is its provision of pre-made designs for all top page builders.
No matter which page builder you prefer, Astra provides a vast array of demo designs that can be installed with just one click, a feature I find particularly impressive. I am not aware of any other theme offering such extensive compatibility, typically limited to Elementor and occasionally WP-Bakery Page Builder. In addition to its excellence as a theme, Astra is one of the fastest WordPress themes, on par with Generatepress mentioned below.
The Divi Theme is likely familiar to many. It's a bestseller in the WordPress world, breaking records in terms of appreciation. Divi's versatility makes it an exceptional choice for webshops, even outperforming many themes that specialize in e-commerce. Although not the fastest WordPress theme, Divi's speed is sufficient to earn it a spot on this list.
If speed is your primary concern, then Astra Pro is definitely the better choice. However, when it comes to overall quality in regular premium WP themes, Divi Theme takes the lead, surpassing Astra in every aspect except speed. Visiting the Divi website is always a reminder of the incredible possibilities that Divi offers.
The OceanWP Theme ranks third in my list of the fastest themes, but its exceptional qualities place it even higher in this selection. Designed for speed and excellence in webshop construction, OceanWP offers stunning designs created with Elementor, allowing for further customization with your preferred page builder.
OceanWP's features for shops, such as ajax-cart, quick view, wishlist, and more, are top-notch. This theme enables the creation of highly professional webshops. Additionally, its reasonable pricing makes OceanWP an even more attractive option for users.
Generatepress, alongside Astra, stands as one of the fastest loading themes, especially when considering quality themes and excluding options like Storefront or Hello Elementor. Generatepress provides a series of demo designs that are easily editable with its own Block Editor or with Elementor. This is a great feature for many who are hesitant about starting a website from scratch.
Generatepress is fully compatible with all other top page builders like Beaverbuilder or Brizy, many of which offer free versions, so creating a beautiful website doesn't have to cost anything. Generatepress also includes about 10 special WooCommerce demo designs.
The Genesis Theme comes highly recommended by notable figures like Joost de Valk of the Yoast SEO plugin, Matt Cutts from Google, and Matt Mullenweg, the founder of WordPress. Opting for Genesis isn't the cheapest solution, as it's best utilized with one of their child themes, which are not free.
For businesses aiming for a top-notch website with super-fast loading times, WP-Engine is a great choice. This hosting system, managed by Genesis itself, includes Genesis-Pro and grants access to all their materials. While WP-Engine costs about $30 a month, it's an investment in some of the best resources available.
Neve, created by ThemeIsle, is a theme well-suited for webshops, offering a variety of demos for quick project initiation. The design is ready-made; you simply adjust it to include your logo and products. Although most demos built with Elementor are available in the pro version, they are an invaluable resource.
A notable aspect of Neve is its ability to produce super-fast loading times, earning it a high ranking in my list of fast WP-themes. A standard installation of Neve on good hosting can load in just 0.6 seconds. For more information on its many impressive features, feel free to visit their site.
Naturally, Flatsome deserves a mention as well. Continually improving, Flatsome often tops the sales charts on the Themeforest marketplace, second only to Avada. It's also highly rated by users. Specializing in webshop construction, Flatsome includes many features that elevate a webshop to a professional level, such as wishlist, quick view, ajax cart, and more.
Flatsome allows you to style all webshop pages exactly to your liking, even without any technical knowledge. However, a drawback is that Flatsome requires a separate license for each website, unlike most of the other themes mentioned earlier which are available for an unlimited or a large number of websites. This can make Flatsome a costly option if you manage multiple sites.
Avada, much like Flatsome, is available on the Themeforest marketplace. This means that, similar to Flatsome, Avada can become costly if you manage multiple websites. Despite this, Avada stands out for its speed and suitability for building webshops, particularly with its specialized WooCommerce-Builder. There are claims that Avada sells better than the Divi theme, but from my perspective as a promoter of various themes, I see things differently.
In my view, the Divi Theme may actually be sold 10 times more often than Avada, but that's a subjective opinion. With its latest upgrade, Avada introduced a Performance Wizard that optimizes CSS and JS, allowing for the disabling of unused elements, which significantly enhances the theme’s speed. However, there is a caveat with Avada: support is only included for half a year, and extending support for an additional six months costs almost as much as the theme itself.